Potato Types

Russet Potatoes

40+ of the Best Russet Potato Recipes

Russet Potato Information

Appearance: medium to large, oblong or slightly flattened oval, light to medium russet-brown, netted skin, white to pale yellow flesh
Texture: floury,dry; light and fluffy; hearty skin that is chewy when cooked
Flavor: mild; earthy; medium sugar content
Preferred uses: baking, frying, mashing, roasted

Cooking with Russet Potatoes

Russets are ideal for light and fluffy mashed potatoes. They also fry up crisp and golden brown, and they are the potato of choice for baking. The delicate flavor and fluffy texture of baked russets go well with all kinds of toppings, from traditional sour cream and chives to spicy and bold Mediterranean or Latin flavors. Try cutting into planks or wedges to make hearty oven-roasted “fries.” For more information, watch cooking with russet potatoes below.

How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

Have you ever wanted to know how to get that perfect steakhouse baked potato?  A crispy exterior, a light, and fluffy interior. The kind of potato that steams the moment you pierce a fork into the crackling skin. Speckled with grains of salt and kissed with just a touch of sweet butter, this luscious preparation of America’s favorite vegetable will be a crowd pleaser time and time again.  Whether it’s a simple Tuesday night or you have some steaks hot off the grill, this recipe will be all you need to enjoy the perfect baked potato.

Ultimate Light & Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Whip up perfection, with these light and airy mashed potatoes, perfect for any occasion. Mashed potatoes are deceivingly simple, and a mainstay on any holiday table or a side to simple Sunday suppers.  But how do you achieve mashed potato nirvana?  With these easy to follow steps, your friends and family will be wondering what you did to make these incredible mashed potatoes.  But be warned you will from here on out be asked to make mashed potatoes for every potluck.

Potato Nutrition Facts

Did you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy you need to perform at your best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have even more potassium than a banana. For more potato nutrition information check out our guide to potato nutrition.

Russet Potato Recipes

Rainbow Potato Pancakes

Make amazing potatoes with this dish: Rainbow Potato Pancakes. With a combination of russet
and purple potatoes, you can create this savory breakfast (or snack) at home in under 20 minutes!

Ready Time: 20min

One Pan Veggie Potato Breakfast Hash

This One Pan Veggie Potato Breakfast Hash is a quick and hearty way to start your day. This dish features crispy russet potatoes, and is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian!

Ready Time: 47min

Family Favorite Baked Fries

Golden baked russet fries with fresh thyme and garlic.

Ready Time: 30min

BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Made by filling tender baked Russet potatoes with caramelized barbecue “pulled” jackfruit and topping them with spicy cashew sauce, these are a decadent side dish that all will enjoy.

Ready Time: 75min

Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Butter

These salt crusted baked potatoes with roasted garlic & rosemary butter are anything but basic. Simple and easy, yes! But elevated too, thanks to a couple of baking tricks and an amazing compound butter that melts all over the fluffy insides of a perfectly baked russet potato!

Ready Time: 50min

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza

Cheese sauce, sliced baked russet potatoes, green onions, bacon, sour cream, and crushed sour cream and onion, potato chips.

Ready Time: 40min

Chicken Broccoli Casserole Baked Potato

These Chicken Broccoli Casserole Baked Potatoes turn your favorite casserole into a delicious, cheesy dish that is perfect for any night of the week.

Ready Time: 70min

Slow Cooker Hasselback Potatoes with Sriracha-Honey Butter

These Slow Cooker Hasselback Potatoes are the ultimate weeknight indulgence! Incredibly easy to make in the slow cooker or instant pot and packed with flavor from homemade honey-sriracha butter.

Ready Time: 250min

Marinara & Parmesan Potatoes

Ready Time: 30min

Fueling Whipped Ranch Potatoes

Fight sweet flavor fatigue with this savory on-the-go nutrient-dense snack that has electrolytes and carbohydrates to refuel during workouts!

Ready Time: 15min

Huevos Rancheros with Potatoes

Ready Time: 30min

Mediterranean Potato Half Shells

Ready Time: 30min

Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Tangy goat cheese is smashed in to light and fluffy, skin on mashed potatoes then seasoned with black pepper and herbs.

Ready Time: 35min

Potato Toast with Creamy Avocado

Ready Time: 30min

Potato Bread

This potato bread is a great way to get your post-workout nutrition needs in an easy, make-ahead way.

Ready Time: 145min

Easy Baked Potatoes

Learn how to cook the perfect baked potatoes every time with this easy recipe. No hassle required! Top with a dab of dairy-free butter for ultimate flavor.

Ready Time: 50min

Festive Papas Tapas

As seen in popular women’s and cooking magazines! Grilled or baked russet or yellow potatoes topped with your favorite flavors—perfect potato tapas for any festive party!

Ready Time: 30min

Nacho Usual Breakfast

Sliced russet potatoes, spinach leaves, egg whites, cheddar cheese and salsa is a great combination for a satisfying breakfast.

Ready Time: 45min

Potato Falafel Bowl

Pumpkin or plain, these herb and spice filled, pillowy potato falafel are the perfect addition to your weekly performance meal prepping plan.

Ready Time: 50min

Easy Potato Skillet

This nutrient dense one pan potato skillet breakfast makes a week worth of meal prep. Perfect for athletes or busy people on the run.

Ready Time: 60min

Roasted Potato Tacos with Eggs

A portable taco that combines taste, flavor and convenience for post workout recovery.

Ready Time: 55min

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Potato Energy Smoothie

This creamy and filling chocolate, peanut butter, and banana smoothie is packed with post-workout goodness, including a healthy serving of carbohydrates from potatoes!

Ready Time: 15min

Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato-Garlic Sauce

Potato gnocchi with fresh tomato-garlic sauce is a great after-school or after-exercise meal. The carbs from the potatoes and protein from the cheese refuels the body, while the simple tomato sauce makes it all super delicious.

Ready Time: 85min

Cheesy Potato Sheet Pan

This cheesy potato sheet pan recipe is perfect for meal prep and a great way to fuel your tired muscles after a workout!

Ready Time: 40min

Post-Workout Cheesy Vegan Bowl

A protein bowl topped with a creamy vegan cheese sauce is a high-quality meal. Vegan cheese made from potatoes is a great way to replenish potassium levels and carbohydrates after a workout.

Ready Time: 20min

Quinoa Potato Cake

Quinoa Potato Cakes are easy to make and great for breakfast or quick snack.

Ready Time: 35min

Homemade Potato Chips with Gorgonzola and Balsamic Reduction

These easy to make homemade potato chips will quickly become your family's new favorite snack!

Ready Time: 30min

Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Switch up your taco night with these wholesome Taco Stuffed Baked Potatoes! Use leftover baked potatoes to whip up this flavorful dinner.

Ready Time: 50min

Extra Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Bring elegance to your table with these irresistible scalloped potatoes, layered with a creamy besciamella sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese and baked until bubbly and perfectly soft.

Ready Time: 90min

Veggie Potato Fritters

Crispy oil free fritters that are baked, not fried, make a perfect easy side dish or snack.

Ready Time: 45min

Mashed Potato Fries

Crisp on the outside, irresistibly light and creamy on the inside. These mashed potato fries are the best way to use up any leftover mash from the night before!

Ready Time: 45min

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Light and fluffy baked potatoes, a real classic.

Ready Time: 32min

Fiesta Potatoes with Chicken

Chili and lime seasoned chicken and potatoes with melted pepper jack cheese and salsa.

Ready Time: 45min

Tuscan Kale and Potato Soup (Zupa Toscana)

Italian sausage, tender kale, and hearty potatoes slow simmered in a cream-based broth with garlic and onions.

Ready Time: 35min

Easy Southwest Baked Potato Bar

Try this super simple loaded baked potato bar for a fun family dinner tonight! It’s an easy, quick prep, kid-approved meal that gets everyone excited.

Ready Time: 65min

Elote Style Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Crispy air fryer potato wedges topped with creamy and cheesy sweet corn.

Ready Time: 32min

Crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Delicious breakfast potatoes cooked in an air fryer make for the perfect side to any breakfast.

Ready Time: 30min

Lemon and Dill Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Crispy air fryer potato wedges seasoned with zesty lemons and fragrant dill.

Ready Time: 32min

Baked Mashed Potato Spring Rolls

Baked mashed potato spring rolls combine the flavors and textures of creamy mashed potatoes with a crisp crunch layer of spring roll heaven.

Ready Time: 95min

Potato Gnocchi & Ricotta

This Gnocchi with Brown Butter, Prosciutto, Parmesan-Reggiano, & Sage over Fresh Ricotta is sure to impress your guests.

Ready Time: 135min

Roasted Squash & Kale Potato “Lasagna”

Layers of thinly sliced potato stand in for lasagna noodles in this fall version of a classic. . Filled with ricotta cheese, roasted butternut squash and kale, this naturally gluten free dish will become a family favorite.

Ready Time: 85min

Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Chives

Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Chives is the perfect thing to serve alongside some crunchy carrots, peppery radishes, crisp celery or thick cut steak fries.

Ready Time: 55min

Potato Croquettes

Soft and cheesy on the inside, these crispy fried potato croquettes are a perfect appetizer.

Ready Time: 60min

Roasted Potatoes with Bacon & Parmesan

This Roasted Potatoes with Bacon & Parmesan recipe is courtesy of Souffle Bombay.

With bacon, potatoes and parmesan in the recipe name, need we say more? We just love this simple and inviting recipe and think you will, too!

Ready Time: 45min

Tex-Mex Eggs Benedict with Grilled Potato Slabs and Avocado-Lime Hollandaise

Gluten-free eggs benedict with grilled potato slabs and avocado- lime hollandaise is colorful, delicious and will have you asking for more.

Ready Time: 90min

Grilled Potato Dippers with a Trio of Sauces

Serve these potato dippers as a side dish or a fun appetizer at your next gathering! The dipping sauces all use fat-free Greek yogurt as a base and can be made up to 24 hours ahead and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.If requiring a gluten-free recipe, check the label of the indicated (*) recipe ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.

Ready Time: 20min

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